The first thing you notice, well I noticed when I got the Lumia 930 was how small the box is now.
“Nokia has really gone green, eco-friendly with their new packaging” was my first reaction when I got the Lumia 930, it comes in a really small box, which isn’t what I have been used to in the past.
But don’t let the small packaging fool you, because sometimes, BIG things come in small packages.
The Lumia 930 weighs in at 167 (about 20g lighter than its predeccessor, the LUmia 920) and it features
- A 5-inch 1080p AMOLED capacitive screen (why Nokia went AMOLED I cannot understand) with CBD and protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass III
- A 2.2Ghz SnapDragon 800 processor with an Adreno 330 graphics chip
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage (no MicroSD slot) but has 15GB of OneDrive cloud storage
- 20MP Pureview Carl Zeiss Lens capable of recording at 1080p @ 30fps and a 1.2 MP front-facing camera
Here are my first impressions unboxing the next gen. Lumia 930…
I am surprised that no headphones were included in the box. Nokia usually adds accessories when they sell international unlocked phones. Maybe it is because this device uses Dolby Sound and Nokia couldn’t thin kof any cheap headphones that would make you appreciate the sound?
If you have a 920 and are looking to upgrade, the Nokia Lumia 930 is only available on Verizon’s network, disguised as the Lumia Icon as an exclusive, so it will not be available on any other carrier, and especially since 100% of Lumia 920 users are on At&t’s network, if you want to upgrade at this time, you will have to fork out $550+ to own an international unlocked version.
There are rumors that At&t and T-Mobile will get an equivalent to the 930 next year, but that hasn’t been confirmed. Maybe we will find out more at Microsoft’s press event on the 4th of September.